Jon Sanders

Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Posts by Jon Sanders (page 183)

  • Oh, but the NEXT jobs bill will really work!

    A couple of weeks ago I called it “a highly cherished fiction by policymakers that they are the ones who create the jobs,” going on to compare politicians’ role in job creation with highways’ role in car creation: It’s also dangerous fiction, because these bills and programs require transferring…
    Jon Sanders, March 5, 2012
  • You might be a liberal if …

    … you can tell the difference between saying “abortion is no different from killing babies” and “killing babies is no different from abortion.”…
    Jon Sanders, March 2, 2012
  • When “no different from” is decidedly different from “no different from”

    With the “right to life” inscribed in the American conscious from its very first declaration of its independence as a nation, the pro-abortionists have always pushed the “viability” argument. The concession has been one to the earliest, most primal and obvious of human ethics: it is wrong to take a…
    Jon Sanders, March 2, 2012
  • Wrightsville Beach considers a smoking ban

    Per the Greater Wilmington Business Journal: A smoking ban on Wrightsville Beach will be considered by the town alderman next month. The ban, if passed, would make Wrightsville the first beach in North Carolina to go smoke-free. The Town of Wrightsville Beach voted against a smoking ban on the…
    Jon Sanders, March 1, 2012
  • Give a hoot! Don’t … shoot!?

    Studying government is the art of saying “That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard!” twelve times a day and sincerely meaning each one. — Jon Sanders So … the Obama administration wants to save the spotted owl by shooting barred owls: WASHINGTON — To save the imperiled spotted…
    Jon Sanders, February 29, 2012
  • A new kind of hate hoax

    “One of the basic principles of dialectics is that there is no such thing as abstract truth, and what is concrete, in which the second dominates the first, characterizes the materialist approach to knowledge and truth.” — V.I. Lenin When one’s cause becomes so important that actual facts (i.e.,…
    Jon Sanders, February 28, 2012
  • Hats back on, gentlemen: an idiot

    Headline courtesy of Peter Schickele, who was talking of the reaction by Robert Schumann (whose review of a young Chopin’s music included the infamous “Hats off, gentlemen: A genius“) upon hearing the music of P.D.Q. Bach. Last night White House senior adviser Valerie “Crony Capitalism Forever” Jarrett…
    Jon Sanders, February 22, 2012
  • Obama: Hey, Jesus, about that Buffett Rule parable? Never mind.

    Earlier this month Pres. Obama gave the annual prayer breakfast a highly edited snippet from Jesus’ parable in Luke — namely, 19:26b: “I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what they have will be taken away”…
    Jon Sanders, February 22, 2012